Hello my Creative Friends! Are you waiting for spring to arrive and for the snow to go away? As I was working on garden planning this week, I came across these fun garden photos that I just had to scrapbook! I love the Play in the Dirt and Pam Bray Carefree collections for their bright colors. They are the perfect materials for this project! If you are interested in purchasing these projects, please use DTNADINE at checkout to get a discount on your order.
In this week’s scrapbook project, I used some of my favorite scrapbooking design techniques for completing this layout. Please view the video below or continue reading to see the instructions for this layout.
Adding Paint to Scrapbook Paper
The bright paper of Wild Whisper Designs Pam Bray’s Carefree collection was a great match for this page about gardening. I love bright and busy papers, but they can sometimes overwhelm the photos. To mute the paper, add paint through a stencil using a blending tool and foam.
By varying the consistency of the paint, this makes some areas opaque while others you will still be able to see the floral design. Focus on adding paint to the areas that would have most of the photos and embellishments. By muting the paper, this keeps the photos and ephemera from being overwhelmed by the bright background paper.
Adding Pen to the Photos
To help define the photos, add a very thin black border of pen around the photo. My preference is to use a Copic marker for this technique as the alcohol ink dries very quickly. Another option is to run the edges of the photo across a Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. If you choose this option, make sure to set the photos aside to dry completely before adding them to the page.
Stamping the Title
Using the Wild Whisper Designs Capital Letter stamps, stamp your title. If you plan to use a stamping platform for this step, I have provided a demonstration in this video. For this title, Colorbox Deep Green Chalk ink was used as it is a great match for the dark green leaves in the patterned paper.
When adding ephemera, use odd grouping for the images and items. By tucking some of the images behind the photos and layering on top, this gives a sense of depth and layers to the layout.
Once you are happy with the design, use your favorite adhesive to attach these to the layout. My preferred adhesive is the Thermoweb Zots. I also used adhesive foam squares to pop up some of the ephemera to add more dimension and depth to the page.
Wild Whisper Designs Products
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I hope that you enjoyed this project and that you take some time for some creative self care this week. Keep visiting the Wild Whisper Designs blog and www.hopalongstudio.com for more creative inspiration!